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April 23, 2014 | WXPN · The inspirational singer’s new album is dedicated to the women of Africa. In addition to her performance, she talks about her work with UNICEF and the problems facing African women today.
 

April 18, 2014 | NPR · Life, death and piety are the recurring themes in hauntingly beautiful alabados preserved by lay brothers called penitentes. “You have to feel them,” one says. “You have to feel them in your soul.”
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · One of the most respected figures in Latin music, the salsa singer had deep roots in both Puerto Rico and New York, where he influenced a younger generation of musicians.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Few artists thrill and captivate live as much as Rodrigo y Gabriela. So it’s fitting that the duo’s new video, for “The Russian Messenger,” is a no-frills performance highlighting their guitar work.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · When she’s not touring the world with her band or playing impromptu sets on public transit, Rupa Marya is an internist at a San Francisco hospital.
 

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April 5, 2014 | NPR · The sound of the island nation underwent dramatic changes in the 1960s and ’70s, taking on aspects of psychedelia and jazz fusion. A trove of lost music from that era is now available.
 

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April 2, 2014 | WXPN · The Grammy-winning band from Northern Mali performs two sparse songs from its new album, Emmaar.
 

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March 31, 2014 | NPR · Hear smash hits and intriguing tracks from Sudan, India, Nigeria and beyond — plus more than 900 versions of “Happy,” filmed around the world, that will get you dancing.
 

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March 26, 2014 | NPR · A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.
 

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March 26, 2014 | NPR · Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.
 

 

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April 25, 2014 | NPR · India’s Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.
 

April 25, 2014 | NPR · Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were “stupid” and “wrong.”
 

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April 25, 2014 | NPR · Americans don’t eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.
 

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April 25, 2014 | NPR · India’s Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.
 

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April 25, 2014 | NPR · According to Oliver, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is not a good room for comedy — but that wouldn’t stop him from hosting. His new show, Last Week Tonight, premiers Sunday on HBO.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a documentary narrated by actor Gael Garcia Bernal, examines the journey that costs many migrants to the United States their lives.
 

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April 25, 2014 | NPR · Check out NPR Music’s latest batch of favorite new songs, including music from tUnE-yArDs, Dan Croll, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, SZA, Dana Falconberry, Ernest Ranglin and more.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Latin Alternative‘s Ernesto Lechner discusses the Venezuelan salsa singer, a personal favorite.
 

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April 24, 2014 | WXPN · Though today’s guests call Athens, Ga., home, they have roots in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where the father of lead singer Patterson Hood recorded with the legendary studio band.
 

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